Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Drought Preparedness Information

Programs that increase public awareness of the measures that farmers, ranchers and community residents can take in drought conditions to protect crops and livestock while conserving water. Included are suggestions for effective methods of irrigation in agricultural and urban settings; strategies for managing rangeland vegetation and its consumption by livestock; information about alternative feed sources, drought-resistant landscape plants which reduce water demand and fertilizer management; home water use suggestions for urban residents; and educational programs for children and youth in schools.

Extreme Heat Preparedness Information

Programs that increase public awareness of the measures that people can take before and during a major heat wave to keep their places of residence as cool as possible, to preserve water, to avoid heat disorders and overexposure to the sun, to recognize the symptoms of heat disorders and to be prepared to administer first aid as appropriate. When temperatures and the heat/humidity index are expected to be 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, a heat advisory is issued. A heat warning is issued for temperatures and/or heat indices of 110 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The exact combination of indices may vary between jurisdictions and may include factors such as dew point, cloud cover, humidity, wind speed and direction, and the duration of the hot spell. Extreme heat can be very dangerous when combined with high humidity or drought conditions.

Flood Preparedness Information

Programs that increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to protect lives and property in case of a flash flood; flooding from storm tides, tidal surges, ice break-ups, heavy rains or a hurricane; or dams or levees that have failed. Information about the community's warning system signaling that flooding is imminent is included. Also included are programs that provide fact sheets, maps and other types of information about flood zones (areas in which 100-year flood events may occur), inundation hazard areas (areas downstream from dams that are subject to flooding in the event of dam failure, areas at risk for inundation due to a tsunami and areas subject to inundation caused by seismically or landslide related back and forth wave action in enclosed or partially enclosed bodies of water such as lakes, harbors and channels) and other technical information related to flooding that individuals and communities can review and evaluate to see if their area is at risk.

General Disaster Preparedness Information

Programs that increase public awareness of the measures that people can take before, during and after an emergency, regardless of the type of hazard encountered, to protect lives and property. Included may be materials that introduce people to the possibility of a disaster in their area, help families prepare and practice a general disaster plan, provide disaster preparedness suggestions for special populations including people with disabilities and older adults, help families plan for the care of their pets in times of disasters and other similar topics.

Terrorism Preparedness Information

Programs that increase public awareness of the precautions people can take to avoid a terrorist incident and the measures they can pursue to protect lives and property before, during and after a terrorist attack. Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the laws of the U.S. for purposes of intimidation, coercion, ransom or publicity for targeted causes. Most terrorist attacks involve conventional weapons such as firearms, explosives or incendiary devices, but the potential exists for the use of chemical agents, nuclear weapons and biological agents. In the case of terrorism involving chemical or biological agents, information is also provided about the etiology, symptoms, preventive measures, screening/diagnostic procedures and/or treatment or management of illnesses or other health conditions victims may acquire as a result of an attack.